Mumbai: He is known for his melodious rendition of songs like `Jashn-e-bahaara` and `Tu hi haqeeqat` and Javed Ali now hopes that his voice will finally get a face as he gears up to judge the forthcoming season of singing reality show `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li`l Champs` on Zee TV.
"People have heard my songs, and I have been in the industry for long. But they have not seen me much. I had been wanting to do a reality show for long so that people start recognising me by face. When `Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li`l Champs` was offered to me, I jumped at it," said Ali.
Dressed in a jazzy orange and black shirt at the press conference of the show here Tuesday night, Ali said there couldn`t have been a better opportunity.
"The credibility of this show cannot be questioned. It is one of the best we have…and I knew there couldn`t have been a better chance for me. So I didn`t have to think twice about it," he said.
Ali, who has also sung popular number "Ek din teri raahon mein", will share the judges` panel with known names like Kailash Kher and Adnan Sami. Seasoned singer Alka Yagnik is the `mahaguru` on the show, but Ali is not insecure.
He says he is amazed at the kind of talent children have in India.
"When I was their age, around five years old, I couldn`t even speak properly. These children are so focused, so talented, they know their songs by heart and with complete rhythm. It is really a great thing and I am looking forward to mentor them and guide them in the best way I can," he said.